Facts and Figures

Excellence Strategy, Clusters of Excellence, and TUM Budget

The TUM-IAS was established as a flagship of TUM’s institutional strategy to promote top-level research in the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments. After having played a central part in the first two rounds of the Excellence Initiative (2006–2012 and 2012–2019), the TUM-IAS became as a permanent institution of TUM, financed out of the general TUM budget.

With its Anna Boyksen and Albrecht ­Struppler Clinician Scientist Fellowships, the Institute contributes to the current Excellence ­Strategy and is therefore receiving funding for its new initiatives. In addition, the TUM-IAS is collaborating with the Cluster of Excellence e-conversion, which is ­financing several TUM-IAS@e-conversion Hans Fischer Senior Fellowships. By 2022, a total of three Fellows had been appointed within this program.

Third-party funding

TÜV Süd Foundation

In 2015, the TÜV SÜD Foundation and TUM agreed on introducing a “Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship awarded by the TÜV Süd Foundation.” By funding this Fellowship, the TÜV SÜD Foundation aims to support the exchange of internationally renowned scientists as well as sustainable projects in groundbreaking research fields: energy efficiency and ­climate protection, test procedures, product and plant safety, and compliance management. So far, two Fellows were appointed under this scheme, which ended in 2022. In 2022, TÜV SÜD Foundation and TUM agreed on a new Fellowship called “TUM-IAS Philosopher in Residence.” Each Fellowship runs for a full year. Three Fellowships can be awarded from 2023 on.

Siemens AG

Siemens AG provides funding for six Hans Fischer (Senior) Fellowships with over 2 million euros. The research focus is on the fields of Simulation and Digital Twin and Future of Autonomous Systems/Robotics. The fifth and sixth Fellows were appointed in 2021. In 2022, Siemens continued to provide six Hans Fischer (Senior) Fellowship, focusing on the Industrial Metaverse, starting in 2023.

Georg Nemetschek Institute Artificial Intelligence for the Built World

The Georg Nemetschek Institute provides funding for one Hans Fischer (Senior) Fellowship per year, focusing on the field of Artificial Intelligence for the Built World. A first Fellowship has been awarded in 2022 (see Welcoming Our New Fellows), more will follow in 2023.

Fellow Distribution by Fellowship Category in 2022

Expenditure per Fellowship Category in 2022 (Total € 2,564,000)

Fellow Distribution according to TUM-IAS Research Areas in 2022

Expenditure per TUM-IAS Research Area in 2022 (Total € 2,305,000)

Fellow Distribution by TUM School/Department in 2022

Expenditure per TUM School/Department in 2022 (Total € 2,305,000)